Skills for Life

Our District has seventeen Scout Groups based in the towns of Bedford and Kempston, and in villages surrounding and along the River Ouse valley.

Welcome to Bedford & Ouse Valley District

Our District has seventeen Scout Groups based in the towns of Bedford and Kempston, and in villages surrounding and along the River Ouse valley.

Scouting is open to everyone, and each week 1000 young members between the ages of 6 to 18 enjoy an active programme within their Groups. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers, and the Network section for 18-25s provides a great transition while remaining in Scouting to adulthood.

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Adult volunteers

The Scouts award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people.

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Latest news

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10th Nov 2019

Service of Remembrance 2019

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19th Oct 2019

Putnoe Scout Troop Cardboard Box Sleepout 2019

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30th Sep 2019

District Cub Camp 2019

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29th Sep 2019

Big Beaver Day Out 2019

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Upcoming events

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Event
District Cub Camp
When

28th Aug - 30th Aug

Time

All Day

Location

Jordan's Close Campsite, Great Barford

Event
Big Beaver Day Out
When

26th Sep

Time

All Day

Location

TBC

Event
District Bridge Walk
When

October, 2020

Time

All Day

Location

Embankment, Bedford

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Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls